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Joint Master in Journalism and International Affairs

Section #objectives

Program objectives

Sciences Po Journalism School and Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) have created a Joint Master, focused on Journalism and International Affairs. Opened in September 2011, this Joint Master is the only one of its kind in Europe. It is a four-semester graduate programme leading to a Sciences Po Master’s degree in Journalism and International Affairs. 

The Joint Master in Journalism and International Affairs reinforces the complementary approaches of international education and practical apprenticeship of journalism. The four-semester Joint Master program is one of a kind among European schools. Esteemed international scholars, leaders in international Affairs, and renowned professionals from the media combine a wide and varied curriculum. Designed for students who are interested both in Journalism and International Affairs, the Joint Master program requires the completion of courses in the PSIA curriculum and in the Journalism curriculum. 

The Sciences Po School of Journalism combines practical journalism training with advanced academic instruction in the social sciences and international affairs. In the face of recent technological changes and globalization, the School of Journalism has three goals. First, to educate future journalists to analyze and understand the complex world they will report on, in a field where precision, analytical rigor, and intellectual integrity are indispensable. Second, to cover crucial information and events that have decisive roles in society. And third, to prepare students for the digital age, thinking about changes in technology and their impacts on the evolution of journalism.

Section #orientations

Main orientations and specific features

Paris School of International Affairs

The Joint Master students will specialise in one of PSIA's 7 Master programs in the most salient fields of international affairs:

Joint Master students will also select one concentration and then take and validate three courses from those offered within their selected Concentration.

PSIA's Pedagogical Committee approved an amended degree structure for students starting PSIA degree programs in September 2020. Further details about the structural changes.

Below is the new degree structure with the PSIA elements of this joint degree program:

Programme structure of the Joint Master in Journalism and International Affairs

Download the program structure (PDF, 64 ko)

Please see the degree requirements for PSIA students starting Dual Degree and Joint Master degree programs in September 2021.

Sciences Po Journalism School

Students attend workshops in journalism (Reporting and Writing, Multimedia storytelling, long form journalism, TV News, TV Reporting, editorial meeting, radio writing and production techniques, producing multimedia and videos online), and intensive workshops during which they produce information on International issues and experience the context of working in a newsroom's real conditions. 

  • Students are required to complete a 10-weeks credit-bearing internship at the end of Semester 2 (from May to the end of August) and a 10-weeks internship at the end of Semester 4 within the field of Journalism. 
  • During their second year, students complete a Master project (3 weeks of coverage on a story defined with the help of a professional) and the "Grand Oral" of Sciences Po.

More information on the Journalism School

Section #programs
Section #career

Career Openings

Digital journalism, print press, TV, and radio, as well as public relations and press offices of NGOs, governments, and international organizations.

Section #How to apply?

how to apply?

The Joint Master in Journalism and International Affairs welcomes applications from all prospective students, irrespective of their background. Applicants should have a strong interest in the news and the media landscape.

For all instructions on the application process according to the different procedures (international, domestic or as a Sciences Po undergrad), please consult the admissions office


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